California Consortium for Independent Study

The California Consortium for Independent Study (CCIS) is a voluntary membership organization comprised of teachers, administrators, and counselors who serve independent learners in California’s public school system. As a consortium, we represent over 300 independent study schools and programs across the state which provide preschool through adult educational programs to over two-hundred thousand learners.

Best Practice Webinars

The Breakfast Club

A series of three webinars dealing with relevant best practices addressing concerns in IS that can range from student engagement to streamlined grading to fostering social emotion wellness.

  • When
    • October 16, 2021 (SAT), 9-10 AM
    • January 22, 2022 (SAT), 9-10 AM
    • March 12, 2022 (SAT), 9-10 AM
  • Presenters: Daniel O’Brien and Dr. Lesley Clifton
  • Cost: Add breakfast club – $126

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Advantages of CCIS Conferences

Compliance Workshop Training

Pick up the most recent Compliance Manual and learn the most up-to-date information to ensure your program is legally compliant and audit-ready.

Professional Collaboration

Conference workshop presenters share practical tips and tricks specifically intended for the Independent Study teacher and leader.

California Legislative Updates

Barrett Snider, advocate for CCIS, shares the latest information coming from Sacramento and how it could impact your program.

... and much more!

Conferences are a great place to make connections with other Independent Study programs and learn about innovative products from vendors.



Keeping you on top of the latest news in the industry as well as CCIS events and networking opportunities throughout California.
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CCIS Resources

CCIS supports and promotes the interests of teachers, counselors, administrators and paraprofessionals working in K-adult independent study.
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Recent CCIS News

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  • Changes in Law

Changes in Law 2021 – Technology

State invests $6 billion in broadband infrastructure over 3 years

A problem that has been persistent in California for years, the digital...
  • November 11, 2021
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  • Changes in Law

Changes in Law 2021 – Student Services

Student mental health prioritized

This year, the youth mental health crisis received much-needed attention. Policymakers prioritized the issue responding to the

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